Information about Otosclerosis
We Have to Know about the Otosclerosis
- Otosclerosis is abnormal bone growth in the middle ear that causes hearing loss
Causes of Otosclerosis
- Otosclerosis is an inherited disorder, which means it is passed down through families.
- In otosclerosis abnormal sponge-like bone grows in the middle ear. This growth prevents the ear from vibrating in response to sound waves — which must happen in order for you to hear. This lack of vibration leads to hearing loss that continues to get worse with time.
Do’s and Don’ts – Otosclerosis
Signs & Symptoms of Otosclerosis
- Hearing loss
- Slow hearing loss that continues to get worse
- The hearing may be better in noisy environments than in quiet areas.
- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
Medical advice for Otosclerosis
- Contact your doctor if hearing loss occurs.
- Contact your doctor if fever, ear pain, dizziness, or other symptoms develop after surgery.
Risk factors of Otosclerosis
Treatment for Otosclerosis
- Hearing Aid
- Surgery in some cases
Self-care for Otosclerosis
Investigations for Otosclerosis
- A hearing test (audiometry /audiology) may determine the extent of hearing loss.
- Temporal-bone CT may be used to distinguish otosclerosis from other causes of hearing loss.